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Chiefs vs Crusaders Betting Tips, Preview & Odds – Crusaders to bounce back at FMG Stadium

  • Chiefs have lost their last 6 games by 12 or less points
  • Aaron Cruden could make his 100th appearance for the Chiefs
  • Braydon Ennor’s is back and will give the Crusaders a boost
  • Crusaders defeated the Chiefs 18-13 in round 3 of Super Rugby Aotearoa
  • Crusaders need a win to retain pole position on Super Rugby Aotearoa log
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The Chiefs are still winless in Super Rugby Aotearoa as they prepare to host the Crusaders at the FMG Stadium on Saturday. The Crusaders suffered their first loss of the campaign last week, but I’m tipping them to get back to winning ways.

Chiefs Form & News

The Chiefs have lost their opening six Super Rugby Aotearoa fixtures, but they have all been by reasonably narrow margins. They will feel aggrieved that they did not win their last two fixtures, as the officials made some tough calls against them.

Two weeks ago, the Chiefs collapsed against the Highlanders, allowing them to come back to win 33-31 in Hamilton, before being defeated 21-17 at the Blues last weekend.

The Chiefs will in all likelihood make a few changes to get some freshness into the starting line-up. Aaron Cruden will make his centenary appearance for the Chiefs if he plays any part on Saturday.

Crusaders Form & News

The Crusaders hit the ground running in Super Rugby Aotearoa with a 39-25 win over the Hurricanes. This was followed by an 18-13 home victory over the Chiefs and a 40-20 victory at the Highlanders.

In their next match, the Crusaders made it four wins from four as they took down the Blues 25-15 at home. Despite being excellent throughout the campaign so far, the Crusaders hit a speed bump and fell at home for the first time in 36 matches last weekend, going down 34-32 to the Hurricanes.

The Crusaders have a number of injury concerns with full-back David Havili and loose forward Ethan Blackadder both out for the season. The good news is that outside centre Braydon Ennor should be fit this week after missing out against the Hurricanes last weekend.

Chiefs vs Crusaders Head to Head

The Crusaders have a 6-1 advantage over the Chiefs in their last seven encounters. Their last meeting was in week three of Super Rugby Aotearoa, with the Crusaders winning 18-13 in Christchurch.

Chiefs vs Crusaders Odds

The Crusaders are priced at 1.33 to win, while the Chiefs are available at 3.40. A draw pays 26.00.

The handicap is set at 8 points, with the Chiefs paying 2.00 and the Crusaders 1.83. In the winning margin market, the Crusaders are priced at 2.80 to claim a victory of between 1-12 points.

Chiefs vs Crusaders Match Up

The Crusaders will be far from happy at losing their hugely impressive home record last weekend - so they will want to bounce straight back. While the Chiefs have been below par so far, they do tend to raise their game when the Crusaders pop up on the fixture list, but with their confidence low, the Crusaders are too good not to back.

Chiefs vs Crusaders Stats

  • Chiefs have lost their last 6 matches by 1, 12, 5, 8, 2 & 4 points.
  • Crusaders beat the Chiefs 18-13 when they last played.
  • Crusaders have won 2 of their last 4 matches by 12 or less points.
  • Crusaders have won 4 of their last 5 matches.
  • Crusaders have won 6 of their last 7 matches against the Chiefs.

Chiefs vs Crusaders FAQ

Where can I watch Chiefs vs Crusaders live stream online?

Check out our online streaming calendar for the Chiefs vs Crusaders live stream.

Where is the Chiefs vs Crusaders Super Rugby Aotearoa match being played?

The Chiefs vs Crusaders match is being played at FMG Stadium in Waikato, New Zealand.

When is the Chiefs vs Crusaders Super Rugby Aotearoa match being played?

The Chiefs vs Crusaders match is being played on Saturday 1 August 2020 at 08:05 BST.

What happened the last time these sides met?

They last met in week three of Super Rugby Aotearoa where the Crusaders won 18-13 in Christchurch.


I'm tipping the Crusaders to return to winning ways with win between 1-12 points.

Best Bet: Crusaders by 1-12 Winning Margin @2.80 at BetMGM - 4 Units

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